Vittoria Corsa Speed

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beatle
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by beatle

Anyone roll these in tubular? They are a pure speed tire and do well with regards to Crr and now I am reading that they have decent durability too. Reviews? I am on Veloflex roubaixs but thinking about the CS for at least the front.

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by sungod

the g+ one?

the standard corsa g+ tub is a really nice ride, very supple carcass, plusher than veloflex carbon/arenberg even at higher pressure

dry grip ok though it felt not quite as good as veloflex, but they seemed to lose grip progressively so more chance to react, i felt wet grip was better

only downside is that they cut like crazy on wet roads, i had so many flats it was ridiculous, i just kept putting tufo sealant in but eventually gave up and binned them

the corsa speed g+ is the lighter/thinner version, should be great on dry/clean roads, but i'd avoid unless you have the luxury of dry rides only (or wet roads devoid of any sharp stuff)

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by beatle

Thanks sungod. I live in the desert so dry riding for me 95%+.
I came across this idea recently on Slowtwitch.com and frankly have been thinking about Crr alot and how tubeless seems to be king now in that area. I have another wheelset that is tubeless and really like it but the ride of tubulars still seems better to me, plus the low weight is great. So I am trying to get better rolling resistance. If i can get 2K miles out of the CS tubulars, that might push me away from the roubaixs.

*edit* I believe that the reference is to the g+ version.

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by Imaking20

As mentioned above, the G+ is a very nice ride and reasonably durable - I find it takes much less visual abuse than the old CX line.

The Corsa Speed is CRAZY light and a major bummer it only comes in 23mm. I put 120 miles on I'm dry weather and picked up an almost invisible piece of glass that resulted in a puncture. I'd recommend running them with sealant full time and, if you're only hoping for 2k miles, you'll probably be content.
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Sounds like the old vittoria corsa then. I found them to be exactly how sungod has dsscribed. The slowest tyre is the tyre that punctures often. I was rinding on conti gp4000s tjbs again today. They are not the most supple but feel quick and i have yet to puncture one. They are narrow though which is a side i can live with for normal roads.

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I picked up a set of the open tubular (clincher) tubeless ready tires to run for TT's. I haven't had a chance to race them yet, but just rolling around the block, they feel very fast. Previously, I was racing S-Works Turbo Cotton tires and I've also run the "non-Speed" Vittoria Cross G+ tires.

One thing to note, the Corsa Speeds were a bi*ch to get mounted. They are TIGHT!. I ultimately had to mount them on a set of aluminum wheels and pump them up to 125 psi for a few days to stretch them a little.... then I was able to get them mounted on my carbon 88's a little bit easier.
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by DuncanS

That must be a tubeless thing because I've found the Open Corsa G+ to be the easiest mounting tyres I've had.

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DuncanS wrote:That must be a tubeless thing because I've found the Open Corsa G+ to be the easiest mounting tyres I've had.


Yes, I think it is, because the two sets of non-speed Open Corsa G+ tires that I've mounted have been uneventful.
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